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Michael Peterson gets second trial in wife's death

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Michael Peterson will face a new trial in the 2001 death of his wife.

The 68-year-old says his wife died after taking valium, drinking and accidentally falling down a flight of stairs.

A jury found him guilty in 2003, but because a S.B.I. agent gave misleading testimony an appeals court judge ruled in favor of a new trial.

Tuesday, a three-judge panel agreed with the appeals court ruling. Peterson will get a second trial.

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